These delicious and healthy bars won’t last long! They’re filled with orange zest and mango— a fun and brightly colored combo. They’re also naturally sweet without any refined sugar. You’ve never had a bar like these. Trust me. Take one look at the ingredients—you won’t find bars like this in the food store, that’s for sure! For a more exotic flavor, make a batch and substitute finely chopped dried pineapple for the raisins, or roll the dough into balls and then coat with the coconut. They’re a great on-the-go snack and will work for breakfast, too. Wrap them in parchment paper if traveling.
- 3 cups walnuts (raw, soaked in water for 4 hours, drained, and rinsed)
- 3 cups dried mango (chopped)
- 3 cups raisins (golden)
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
- 3/4 teaspoon cardamom (ground)
- 3/4 teaspoon orange zest (freshly grated)
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (for coating hands)
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- Place the walnuts in a food processor and pulse until they become small chunks; don’t overprocess (you don’t want the mixture to form a nut butter). Transfer to a small bowl.
- Place the mango, raisins, cinnamon, cardamom, orange zest, and salt in the food processor and process until well mixed. Add the processed walnuts and pulse until combined.
- Coat the palms of your hands with the oil and form the mixture into a large ball. Place the ball between two large sheets of parchment paper and, using a rolling pin, roll it out to a ½-inch-thick 12x9-inch rectangle. Transfer the rectangle to a cutting board and place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Slice into eighteen 2x3-inch bars and place one bar at a time in a large bowl. Add the shredded coconut and toss to coat all sides of the bars. Store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||3 g|
|Saturated Fat||2 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||0 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|